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Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accident Lawyers Representing South Carolina

Recovering personal injury or wrongful death damages in truck accident litigation is a very different exercise from other accident claims. Experience with car accident claims can only go so far to protect your interests. To get the legal advice you need to recover fair and complete compensation from a commercial trucking insurer, contact the Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A., in Myrtle Beach.

Several circumstances combine to make truck accident litigation substantially more complex and challenging than the settlement of car accident claims:

  • The likelihood that multiple owners, lessors, contractors, freight handlers, and employers will need to be named as defendants in the lawsuit.
  • The probability that one or more out-of-state defendants will remove the case to federal court.
  • The need to obtain detailed truck operation, inspection and maintenance logs quickly before they are legally discarded.
  • The effect of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations on liability analysis and trial strategy
  • The presence of million-dollar liability coverage for any trucking company engaged in interstate commerce
  • The severity of the victim's injuries

Our attorneys represent local and out-of-state accident victims who suffered injuries in collisions with semi-tractor trailer combinations, flatbed rigs, heavy equipment haulers, logging trucks, and construction vehicles anywhere in South Carolina. We also represent the families of persons killed in such accidents. Our familiarity with the demands of truck accident litigation can help you avoid mistakes and oversights in the investigation, evaluation and presentation of your damages claim.

Unlike car accident cases, where the liability limits are usually so low that a severe injury case can be settled quickly, a commercial trucking insurer has a practical incentive for requiring the plaintiff to prove even the most serious and disabling injuries in detail. When four defendants with $6 million in liability coverage among them are all potentially liable, it only makes sense for them to demand specific and persuasive evidence of damages alleged to exceed $3 million. Otherwise, they'll probably try to settle the case for $300,000.

At the Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, our trial lawyers rise to the challenge of high-stakes truck accident litigation through careful attention to the proof of every detail of your claim, including damages for past and future pain and suffering. Our skill with forensic investigation and the presentation of expert testimony can help make sure that you recover the full value of your claim.


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